Expansion Platform targets computational accelerator market.

Press Release Summary:

Including PCIe x16 Gen 2 host cable adapter and 1 m cable, 1U PCIe expansion platform supports either 2 double-slot graphical processing units or 4 single-slot GPUs. PCI Express interface delivers data transfers up to 80 Gb/sec to host system through host adapter that installs in host computer's PCIe x16 expansion slot. Accelerator expansion systems are designed for data centers, video imaging systems, and simulation applications.

Original Press Release:

One Stop Systems' 1U Expansion Platform

One Stop Systems' 1U Expansion Platform Delivers High Performance Bandwidth for the Accelerator Market

o Expansion connectivity to Gen 2 host systems at 80Gb/s
o Includes PCIe x16 Gen 2 host cable adapter and 1 meter cable

ESCONDIDO, Calif., April 6, 2009 - One Stop Systems (OSS), a leading provider of PCI Express (PCIe) modules and systems, announces the introduction of its 1U PCIe expansion platform, designed specifically for the emerging computational accelerator market. The expansion platform supports either two double-slot graphical processing units (GPU's) or four single-slot GPU's. An internal system monitor surveys system parameters and reports status through an Ethernet port on the rear of the enclosure. The PCI Express interface delivers data transfers up to 80Gb/s to the host system through a host adapter that installs in the host computer's PCIe x16 expansion slot. A 1-meter standardized PCIe x16 cable is included with the platform. While it can be installed within up to 10 meters of its host system using the standard PCIe cable, greater distances from the host system can be accommodated using fiber optic solutions provided by OSS. Accelerator expansion systems are typically used in data centers, video imaging systems, and simulation applications.

"Utilizing the PCI Express bus, the expansion system equipped with a variety of off-the-shelf accelerator cards, off-loads system processors to perform highly intensive computational functions," said Steve Cooper, One Stop Systems CEO. "Thus, the developer can utilize latest technology and less expensive commodity host systems to operate system applications while the accelerator expansion system performs these functions. The PCIe cable allows the expansion accelerator to appear as a contiguous system with the host. One Stop Systems, having invented many of the PCIe cable expansion products available today, designed the 1U expansion system to be flexible and scalable. Flexible to accommodate a number of configurations and scalable to be stacked in a rack, allowing multiple PCIe interfaces."

The OSS Expansion Platform Family

In addition to 1U expansion platform, OSS is producing 2U, 3U, and 4U versions, available later this year. The 2U version (OSS-PCIe-2U-ENCL-EXP-ACC) will be available later this year and will support four double-wide cards or eight single-wide accelerators. The 3U version (OSS-PCIe-3U-ENCL-EXP-ACC) will accommodate up to six double-wide GPU's or twelve single-wide cards. The 4U version (OSS-PCIe-4U-ENCL-EXP-ACC) will support up to eight double-wide or sixteen single-wide GPU's in a single rackmount enclosure. Prices are currently being quoted for all versions.

Fiber Optic Solutions

An active fiber optic cable can be used with the PCIe platform to extend the PCIe bus to greater distances. These cables will be available through OSS and other vendors later this year. OSS also produces fiber optic (FO) versions of the expansion platforms. The FO versions contain the optical transceivers internally. A standard fiber optic cable is attached to the rear of the enclosure in the same manner as in the PCIe version.


The 1U expansion platform lists for USD$3,886 (P/N OSS-PCIe-1U-ENCL-EXP-ACC) and is available immediately. OEM quantities can be quoted upon request. Call toll-free at 1-877-438-2724 to order or to receive more information.

About One Stop Systems

One Stop Systems (OSS) leads the market in the design and manufacturing of PCI Express over cable products. OSS also provides computer modules and systems for telecom, defense, security, and imaging applications. These include NEBS-certified servers, PCIe expansion systems, disk arrays, PCIe components, and Ethernet and T1 boards. All of these can be built to meet specific customer requirements. With a proven record of the highest quality products through superior engineering, quality-driven production, and responsive pre- and post-sales, OSS has emerged as a technology leader in the embedded market.

For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724 or visit our web site at www.onestopsystems.com.

Mark Gunn
VP Sales & Marketing
One Stop Systems

One Stop Systems 2235 Enterprise Street, Suite #110 Escondido CA 92029

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